Jobs are definitely a top of mind subject. Did you know that manufacturing jobs were the largest sector of employment in 1960, yet today the category has fallen to 6th place? In this interactive visualization, browse who has been working in America over the past 50 years by sector, gender or age. Or take a look at GE’s expert opinion on the subject and tweet your own thoughts about key insights uncovered. This is best viewed in Safari, Chrome, Firefox and IE9.
Only 31% of available jobs actually require a bachelor’s degree and many pundits are starting to question the value of college. Is a vocational degree a better investment? What do you think? LIKE this post and COMMENT below!
We just released all of our most recent magazine’s content up on our site. GOOD 024: The Data Issue is our look at the world of data, and the ways in which it influences—both negatively and positively—our lives.
Click through to see all of the amazing stories. And, if you haven’t yet, be sure to pick up a copy, since it really is so nice to hold in your hands and flip through.
Ninety percent. That’s the amount of ocean life depletion since 1950 and a figure too dry to make most people pay attention. Presented visually, however, the statistic takes on new strength, and as a pie chart splattered in spray paint across an urban wall, the fact-as-street-art becomes unavoidable for any passerby.
With the help of a new pie chart stencil by interactive media artist Golan Levin, creating politically charged graffiti just got a bit easier. The fully customizable “Infoviz Graffiti” toolkit allows users to quickly swap out the numbers and letters and adjust the slice of the pie.
Approximately one billion people live in chronic hunger and more than one billion live in extreme poverty. Most are small farmers in the developing world. Helping these farming families to be more productive is one proven solution to reducing poverty and hunger. Simple solutions like the ones shown here are helping make a difference in the lives of smallholder farmers and their families.